Dig deeper at SERNEC, a consortium of southeastern herbaria.
You may also want to check Trees, Shrubs, and Woody Vines of North Carolina
Read more about Winged Sumac at Vascular Plants of North Carolina.
The Linnaean epithet "Copallinum" (traditionally capitalized) is grammatically a noun in apposition rather than an adjective, and therefore does not change grammatical gender [thus "copallinum" not "copallina"]. Read more in Weakley's Flora.
Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Rosids: Malvids: Sapindales
Winged Sumac, Shining Sumac, Dwarf Sumac
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June Transylvania County NC
Dupont State Forest
Rachis with green marginal wings between leaflets. Leaflet margins entire, per Native Trees of the Southeast, An Identification Guide.
COMPARE leaves of Sumac and Tree-of-heaven
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July Greenville County SC
Inflorescence terminates stem or branches and extends well above the leaves, per Wildflowers of Tennessee.
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August Greenville County SC
Fruits are red, densely hairy, roundish but somewhat flattened, per Wildflowers of Tennessee.
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August Miami-Dade County FL
Dense showy panicle, to 12" tall, of very small yellowish flowers, per Wildflowers of Tennessee.
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October Greenville County SC
Chandler Heritage Preserve
Leaflets number 7-21. A shrub that produces masses of reddish fall color, per Native Shrubs and Woody Vines of the Southeast.